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Episode 326: The End


It’s been a good run, but after 10 years, this show is done. I appreciate all my listeners on whatever point on the political spectrum you might be.

I have a few parting thoughts, some reminiscing, and of course some conservative commentary. But this show goes a bit over the usual 10 minutes because, hey, it is a special episode.

Mentioned links:

A Parting Thought (Erick-Woods Erickson)

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Filed under: Abortion

The Alito leak brought abortion front and center again

A leak out of the Supreme Court suddenly made abortion and Roe v Wade the main topic of outrage from the Left.

But, aside from whether or not the opinion aligns with yours, what are the reasons that the Roe and Casey decisions should be overturned? Are there reasons (that are not religious ones or regarding morality) that those decisions don’t hold up legally?

Listen in to find out. As a bonus, I’ll read the introduction to the Alito opinion after the main show so you can some of his reasoning.

Mentioned links:

Supreme Court leak stuns nation

10 key passages from Alito’s draft opinion, which would overturn Roe v. Wade

Is Roe v. Wade About to Be Overturned? If So, What Are the Implications?

U.S. Supreme Court launches probe into leak of draft abortion opinion

Alito’s draft opinion [PDF]

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Filed under: AbortionJudiciary

Elon Musk buys Twitter

One way newspapers push a particular narrative is mentioning the race of a perpetrator right up front or way in the back. Or not at all. A study was done looking at major newspaper articles going back 2 years and guess what they found. (You can probably guess, actually.)

There was quite a backlash to Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. Thing is, it really brought out who really is for free speech and who isn’t.

Disney dipped it toe into the political waters, but it may be a bit to hot for them.

Mentioned links:

Yes, the Media Bury the Race of Murderers—If They’re Not White

Twitter employees go ‘absolutely insane’ after Elon Musk buys company

The Rising Storm Disney Can’t Wish Away

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Filed under: Free SpeechGovernmentHomosexualityHuman SexualityMediaRace IssuesTransgender

Ron DeSantis signs the Parental Rights in Education bill

Well I’m finally back! We’ll see how the release schedule changes, but it’s good to get back on the saddle again.

Joe Biden was supposed to be the adult in the room when it came to being President, but it doesn’t look that way. In one of his worst gaffes, he seemed to call for regime change in Russia. That’s something the Left told us that Trump would do. (And to call it a gaffe seems to underplay it. Mispronouncing the name of a head of state is a gaffe. This was much worse.)

The NY Times finnaly admitted that the Hunter Biden laptop story was an actual story. Can the NY Post now share that 2-year-old story on Twitter without getting banned?

The Parental Rights in Education Act is now law in Florida. Its critics misnamed it, and they got the effect of the bill just as wrong. If you against this, what does that mean?

Mentioned links:

Washington Post, New York Times finally admit Hunter’s laptop is real — but only to protect Joe Biden some more

‘Reckoning’: WaPo Admits Hunter Biden Story Teaching Media A Lesson

Florida House passes controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

Desistance studies in children with Gender Dysphoria

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Filed under: Human SexualityMediaTransgenderWar

Our clogged ports

Sorry for the sound quality this time around. I haven’t unpacked the audio equipment yet from our move.

I thought we’d have some inflation after the lockdowns were over. However, the Biden administration has not been doing much too keep that under control.

I said that when a liberal restaurant owner kicked out a prominent Republican that it was wrong. Today I’m going on the record to say that when it happens on the Right it’s just as wrong. However, this time there is a funny turn of events.

Both Republicans and Democrats have been squishy on the issue of increasing the debt limit. Neither side has been better than the other. But that’s about to change.

Mentioned links:

The incredible, disappearing — incompetent — Team Biden

#EmptyShelvesJoe trending on Twitter amid Biden’s supply chain crisis

WaPo: Bread Lines Aren’t So Bad, Puny Citizens

Florida diner that forbids Biden supporters becomes so popular that it runs out of food

Episode 218: Blacklisted by a Red Hen / ACLU Cools to Civil Liberties / SCOTUS Rules Against Coerced Speech

Growing number of Democrats endorse abolishing debt limit altogether

‘Glorious karma’: Braves bring World Series to Atlanta after MLB pulls All-Star Game

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Filed under: DebtEconomics & TaxesPartisanship

Episode 321: 9/11 20 Years On

9/11 Headlines

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since the devastating terror attack on September 11, 2001. The memories seem so fresh. But are they?

In this episode you’ll hear my memories, a listener’s memories, and a Romanian’s ruminations on how we came together in the days following.

Mentioned links:

One man’s ‘mirror for America’ (November 6th, 2001)

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Filed under: War

The latest casualty of socialized medicine

Don’t ever let the UK National Health Service find out you have a child on life support. They’ve found another one and have condemned it to death, and will not allow her parents to take her out of the country for treatment.

I first mentioned James Younger in October of 2019. His mom had convinced him he was really a girl, and got sole custody in a divorce. There’s more to the story now. I have some good news and some bad news.

And what more can I say about the botched withdrawal / retreat from Afghanistan? Well, I have my own quick take.

Mentioned links:

Op-Ed: Britain’s Death Cult: Court Rules Alta Fixsler Can Be Taken Off Life Support; Rejects Appeal By Family Amid Growing Number Of Verdicts

Episode 271: #SaveJamesYounger

Court Awards Full Custody to James Younger’s Mother but Requires Permission for Puberty Blockers, Gender Surgeries

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Filed under: Human SexualityMedicineTransgenderWar

Episode 319: Some Good News

Time for some good news

This time out, we’re going to have just good news. No conservative commentary. (Well, maybe just a little bit.)

Mentioned links:

We Just Got Proof That Uber Has Saved Thousands of Lives

Man speechless after letter he wrote to Santa in 1961 is found in his old chimney

Man surprises wife with long-lost wedding video after finding it 14 years later, in an unlikely place

Florida man in bubble-like vessel washes up on beach, sheriff says

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Filed under: CapitalismEconomics & TaxesInteresting

Just private companies, or something more?

Why would you voluntarily seek to represent a group that you disagree with? And should you be replaced in that representation?

When Big Tech social media companies ban someone, some suggest that since they are private companies that’s OK. But there are other considerations. And what happens when they start doing the bidding of the government?

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Olympic athlete ‘pissed’ national anthem was played while receiving award, claims ‘it was setup’

Jesse Owens [Wikipedia]

Biden administration ‘flagging problematic posts for Facebook,’ Psaki says

Psaki Tries to Justify Getting Social Media to Censor People but Makes It So Much Worse

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Filed under: Race IssuesSocial Media

Banned on Twitter

It seems that these days you can be sent to Facebook or Twitter “jail” for merely stating scientific facts or bedrock judicial principles. Or you could lose your job entirely. Who would do such a thing?

The enhanced unemployment benefits due to the COVID pandemic can have a downside that, in the long run, will hurt the workers it’s supposed to be protecting. But there is a better way, if Democrats can get on board.

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Daunte Wright shooting: Brooklyn Center city manager fired after call for due process for police officer

Spanish politician temporarily suspended by Twitter after saying ‘a man cannot get pregnant’

What Did Congress Expect When It Made Unemployment Worth $15.45 an Hour?

Joe Biden’s $6 Trillion Budget Proposal Will Hike Spending, Keep Deficits Near Record Highs

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Filed under: Economics & TaxesFree SpeechGovernment

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